FL Cattle Producers Benefit from EQIP

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Florida, USDA-NRCS

There are many ways cattle and livestock producers can benefit on their land with programs through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. But you are also reminded of an important date coming soon in Florida concerning EQIP.  Report (1:00 mp3)

EQIP Amendment Reminds of Upcoming Deadline

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

Several amendments were added to the Senate Farm Bill during mark-up, including one that remove a provision to the payment limitation for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, maintaining the exisiting limitation of 450-thousand – which reminds us to remind producers that the EQIP batching period for 2008 funding is coming up November 13. USDA-NRCS in Florida wants producers to know. …

AL Stockpiling Fescue

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has information to help some cattle producers stockpile fescue to help with feed needs this winter.  Report (1:00 mp3) 

USDA NRCS “EQUIP” Sign-Up Deadline Nears

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, USDA-NRCS

The Florida office of USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) encourages citrus growers to apply for funds to help install things like modern irrigation systems, through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQUIP). The sign-up deadline for the next batch of applications to be considered is November 13th. In these two reports, District Conservationist Ed Sheehan in Bartow explains some advantages …

Signup Now for 2008 EQIP Funding

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program has a continuous signup, but producers who want to participate in the program next year need to apply by November 13 at USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service offices in Florida. Report (1:00 mp3)

MIL for Citrus Growers

Randall Weiseman Citrus, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Citrus growers in Lake County can benefit from a Mobile Irrigation Lab that is a joint effort between USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida and other partners. Here’s two reports about the MIL and how it can help growers with environmental quality incentives: Report (1:00 mp3) Report (:45 mp3)

2007 is a Big Year for Conservation in Florida

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

The 2007 fiscal year ended last week for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Florida State Conservationist Niles Glasgow says it was a big year for both the Wetlands Reserve Program and EQIP in the state. Report (1:00 mp3)

FL EQIP Batching Signup Deadline

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida reminds farmers and ranchers the batching deadline for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program is nearing.  Report (1:00 mp3)